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Paul Wellstone Memorial & Historic Site

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Address: Eveleth, MN

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Memorial Site

Very much enjoyed visiting this site enjoying the walk through the woods and remembering the many things about Paul Wellstone.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 September 2016
Judy M
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Aurora
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Aurora
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Very much enjoyed visiting this site enjoying the walk through the woods and remembering the many things about Paul Wellstone.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Very pretty setting and contemplative. Kind of eerie when you get close to the site. I do wish to the trail went closer to the ceash site. You can stand about 2000 feet from the actual site where the plane went down. You can see where people have gone off the trail to explore the area where the plane went... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

I always stop here when I am on the Range. It is beautifully constructed with signs about PW and seating at various areas as you walk through the forest. Tributes to his family and staff who died as well. Very moving.

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1 Thank OtooleQuinlan
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2014

Don't expect anything fancy... the Wellstone Memorial is simple and unadorned. It is beautiful and a nice place for reflection on the life of those lost. Tucked into a wooded area near the crash site, each person who died that day is represented with a beautiful plaque and a large rock. All of the rocks are located in a small... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2012

I was really impressed with the way this memorial was done. It told Senator Wellstone's story and presented his views very well, without being overly political. Any Minnesotan of either party should visit this memorial.

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Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

Located near the crash site, but down the road from where it actually happened, nice memorial to the victims of that tragic day (nothing on the crew when I was there), to learn more about the Senator, you will still need to research on your own.as there is not much here. Better than a single marker, but not much. Skip... More 

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1 Thank 206driver
Los Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2012

Whether his politics fit your ideological profile or not, there was something eminently admirable about Wellstone, who was the closest thing in our lifetimes we have seen to Mister Smith going to Washington. There is a lot at his memorial site that is powerful, including several quotes from the Senator himself. But the only drawback to me was that it... More 

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1 Thank SteveinSoCal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

We stopped off after seeing the sign on the Highway and are glad we did. This memorial was very well done and a fitting tribute to Paul Wellstone, his wife, daughter and staff members. What a tragic loss for our nation.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2007

Paul Wellstone, former United States Senator from Minnesota, was a Man of the People. This memorial and historical site is set just south of Eveleth, MN at the site of the airplane crash in which he, his wife, daughter, several aids and 2 pilots were killed. The site, rather than focusing on the crash itself, honors Paul Wellstone's legacy, as... More 

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